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The Essential Aretha Franklin

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Album Review

This 41-track collection by "The Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, is cross-licensed to reflect her biggest hits on Atlantic, Arista, and Columbia and crosses a range of styles. It contains her biggest singles, from “Respect” and “I Say a Little Prayer for You” to “Who’s Zoomin’ Who” and “Freeway of Love.” It also contains a number of stellar interpretations of gospel, rock and pop nuggets that may have been overlooked at the time, but are stellar performances nonetheless. Check out Franklin's readings of Curtis Mayfield's “People Get Ready” and Lennon and McCartney’s “The Long and Winding Road” as examples.

Biography

Born: March 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records — "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Think," "The House That Jack Built," and several others — earned her the title "Lady Soul," which she has worn uncontested ever since. Yet as much of an international...
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  • $14.99
  • Genres: R&B/Soul, Music, Soul, Christian & Gospel, Gospel
  • Released: Mar 16, 2002

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